Optical engineer

Full Time Tampere Modulight, Inc

Modulight is rapidly growing biomedical & laser company headquartered in Tampere, FINLAND. We have 5+ years of consecutive high growth with very high profitability. Thanks to our world class customers showing trust on our laser family, we are recruiting a lot. During the past year or so 20+ engineers have joined our tight knit laser family.

Working for Modulight
First and foremost we’re looking for team fit, talent, and interest in our business and applications. We’re in a mission to change the world #KillCancer #AutonomousDriving and other applications. Common nominator to our customers is that they come to us for something they didn’t get elsewhere.

Most people prefer to stay long time in our company and we probably have among the lowest voluntary attrition rates in tech. During the past 10 years only a handful of engineers left for other companies. We believe in diversity and cross-functional teams. We value multi-disciplinary experience and hands-on attitude. Our laser family is about 40% females. We have plenty of PhDs but we also value practical self-made women and men. We value good grades from school and university. Anyone interested to work at Modulight, we encourage you to talk to your network and our employees to find out how it feels to be part of our laser family.

We are looking for people who have aspiration to learn new things, be outspoken, self-imposed and share our values. You also need to appreciate to work with customers across time zones. In many roles, some intercontinental travel is required. Based on a quick ad-hoc random interview, people here also appreciate our compensation, ability to see the real big picture, make a positive impact on the society, create own products vs. other companies’ projects, flexibility and ability for personal & career development.

While every position is tailored as a combination of company needs and the aspirations of the individual.

We are looking for a Optical Engineer that will be working with Micro optics, optical modelling and design, assembly and concept development


Development and application of devices that use light and optics. These could be anything from a basic telescope to a high-tech medical laser
Develop and execute alignment procedures for complex optical systems given the optical prescription and system requirements
Independent optical engineering contributor in an inter-disciplinary program team
Designing, constructing, documenting and evaluating new optical laser products
Optical system design with lenses, diffractive elements and fibers using standard software (e.g., Optics Studio/Zemax, Code V, 4Sight, MetroPro or MATLAB)
Collect and analyze optical measurement data
Provide technical solutions to various optics related problems.
Provide thorough documentation of work performed.
Develop plans and procedures for fabrication of components, and for assembly, test and integration of optical systems.
Serve as technical interface to optical component suppliers
Conduct engineering analyses and evaluation of optical systems.
The successful candidate will contribute to the research and engineering of the next generation laser products as well as provide support to existing products
Contributing new and unique ideas as a member of a highly skilled technical team

Passionate about optics and lasers
CW and pulsed light measurements skills down to ps level
Have a deep understanding of optical principles and design
Experience designing optical components and assemblies
SM and MM fibers and fiber optic components hands-on experience
Knowledge of semiconductor laser operation, optical beam shaping and optics & mechanics 3D design
Handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously within a rapidly changing environment
Have a curious demeanour and enjoy solving difficult problems
Experience with MATLAB or Python is considered a plus
Team-player who both shares and also listens
As a member of the engineering team, this position will work closely with other engineers in the design and development of state-of-the-art laser industry. The successful candidate must excel in a project team environment, be able to find solutions to problems from rough requirements and have a commitment to high product quality
Good technical documentation skills in written English
Organized, methodical and careful with Strong self-motivation.
BS in Optical Engineering or Physics.
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills for interfacing with senior management and customers as well as mentoring of younger engineers.
Proven ability to work well in a team environment.

Place will be filled as soon as a great candidate is found.


To apply for this job email your details to careers@modulight.com